Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

ECED 479 Young Child as Scientist

Explores developmentally appropriate science for preschool and primary age children, focusing on experimentation and problem-solving. Students experience and design activities for young children around three questions that derive from traditional science content: can I make it move, can I make it change, and how does it fit? In the process, students will learn more about constructivist teaching and curriculum, particularly as applied to science education.




Junior level standing or prior coursework in child development.
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